Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Guest Review: Moonlight Temptation by Stephanie Julian

Stephanie Julian
Moonlight Temptation, Lucani Lovers #4
Ellora’s Cave, 2011

Book Four in the Lucani Lovers series.

Evie Simmons has magical powers she can’t control, she’s living in a house that isn’t hers, and her best friend is a seventeen-year-old werewolf. It’d be hilarious if it weren’t just so damn depressing. Add in the sexy shifter she can’t keep out of her mind and his hot-as-hell friend and it’s a recipe for disaster.

Dr. Dane Dimitriou knows Evie has had a hard time adjusting to her new life as part of the Etruscan magical community—almost as difficult as his denial of his feelings for her have been. And he’s got the perfect cure—his best friend, Ryan Maguire. Easygoing Ryan is the complete opposite of stick-up-his-ass Dane. He can act as a buffer. Dane can get close, but not too close. Yeah, good luck with that.

Together, these sexy men may be just what the doctor ordered for Evie. And the doctor himself may discover the cure for what ails him has been waiting all along.

Genre & Keywords:
Romance, Paranormal, Ménage a trois, Witches

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 2 out of 3 flames

Guest review by Lis:

Ladies and gentlemen! May I have your attention please? In the right corner we have Evie Simmons, a witch with baggage stirring in a cauldron and in the left corner we have Dr. Dane Dimitriou and his best friend Ryan, both known to share their women. All three have it bad for each other, but will it work out?

Evie is a woman with a past and she’s been through a lot in a relatively short time. Kidnapped by a bat-shit crazy lady she’s thrust in an unfamiliar world with powers she can’t really control, yet. Luckily there is her best friend to help her out – so what if said BFF is a seventeen year old werewolf and basically comes with the house? Then there is Dr. Dane Dimitriou (Yum). He’s wanted Evie since he first laid his gorgeous eyes on her. But things are never this easy. Luckily there is Ryan to help them both out! (Can I have him?)

This is the fourth installment in the Lucani Lovers. I’m not familiar with the series – this is actually the first book I’ve read in the series. It’s possible to read it as a stand-alone, but more fun to read as part of the series. There were things that I missed. Evie made several appearances throughout the series and the way she was seen by the other characters was apparently different than who she really is. They, including Dane, saw her as more fragile while in fact Evie is a very strong person. It was interesting to see the different between what people thought of her and who she really is. Of course, after what she’s been through it would throw a lesser woman of her rocker – hard!

Ryan is the more easygoing where Dane is rougher and Evie strong. They definitely have chemistry going on. I would have liked to see more of the story – it was pretty short – but overall it worked. Despite Evie's background and Dane's doubt, things move quickly to the bedroom and between the sheets!

While the story was short, it was worked out nice and the characters are well-developed. I found myself liking the story despite not having read the previous three books. So if you’re in the mood for something hot to read then Moonlight Temptation is definitely for you!

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  1. Sounds hot :) But a series that I might just have to start in the beginning with

  2. Thanks so much for a great review. So glad you enjoyed the story.

  3. thanks B! And yes, very hot!

    Stephanie: you're very welcome! :-)


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